HONORING SANTA ANA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 137
(Extensions of Remarks - August 20, 2019)

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                 HONORING SANTA ANA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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                          HON. J. LUIS CORREA

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  Mr. CORREA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Santa Ana Valley 
High School in Santa Ana, California for their 60 years of dedicated 
service to high school students in our local community.
  Founded in 1959, amid Orange County's population boom, Santa Ana 
Valley High School was the second high school opened in the City of 
Santa Ana. In its first year of operation, it served only grades 10 and 
11. Now, Santa Ana Valley High School prepares students in grades 9-12 
with the skills necessary to meet the career and academic challenges of 
our 21st century global society.
  Graduates of Santa Ana Valley High School over the past several 
decades have gone on to successful careers in a variety of careers, 
including professional sports, music, entrepreneurship, medicine, and 
more.
  Today, Santa Ana Valley High School educates over 2,200 students and 
boasts a 90 percent 4-year graduation rate, which is above the 
California state average. Students from this year's graduating class 
will be attending elite institutions such as Stanford University, 
Georgetown University, UC Berkeley, among many others, which is a 
testament to Santa Ana Valley High School's growth and advancement over 
the past 60 years.
  Santa Ana Valley High School always seeks to innovate student service 
and preparation for college and the workforce. One notable example of 
this is High School Inc., a non-profit organization housed at Santa Ana 
Valley High School that has helped their students secure hundreds of 
internships, earn over 400 certifications, and attend dozens of 
industry relevant competitions. This unique college and career 
readiness that started at Santa Ana Valley High School has now become 
an emerging mode for schools nationwide.
  Santa Ana Valley High School has also developed successful 
extracurricular programs to support a variety of student interests in 
becoming more well-rounded individuals. Additionally, Santa Ana Valley 
High School has numerous incredibly successful athletics programs, 
winning several CIF championships of various sports over the years.
  Santa Ana Valley High School has made countless achievements over the 
past 60 years, and they are on track for even more success in the 
future. For this reason, I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring and 
recognizing the accomplishments and service of Santa Ana Valley High 
School.

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